Klamath Basin News, Friday, Dec. 20 – Lions Club Selling Sees Candy for Sight And Hearing Projects in Klamath Falls

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Klamath Basin Weather

Today  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Overnight, cloudy with a low of 40.

Saturday  Rain likely in the late afternoon. High of 44.  Snow level 5500 feet.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.  Overnight, a chance of rain mixed with show at about 4400 feet. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch.

Sunday  Snow showers likely before 10am, then rain and snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Monday  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Tuesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.

Road Conditions

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Today’s Headlines

The Klamath County Public Health Air Advisory is Green until noon today.

The City of Klamath Falls is reminding motorists Trees Inc. will be pruning and removing hazardous trees near power lines. This is a moving construction site.

Today crews are working on Old Fort Road from Laguna St. to Loma Linda Drive where the northbound lane will be closed. Crews will also be working on Main Street between Michigan Avenue and South Williams Avenue where the eastbound lane will be closed. In both areas there will be flaggers and signs.

The Klamath Falls Lion’s club is selling See’s Candy for the Christmas holiday as a fundraiser for its sight and hearing projects.

See’s Candy is available at Turn Thom Point S Tire and Auto at 2052 Washburn Way, next to Bi-Mart, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Lions conduct vision screening for most students in Klamath County through the school districts, as well as providing glasses for students and others in need. Lions Clubs also conduct community hearing screenings and help provide hearing aids.

Additionally, the Lions collect used eyeglasses to be recycled and provide a college scholarship to a graduating high school senior from a local school. For more information about the Lions Club and how to donate to Lion’s projects, call 541-591-6483.

Keno students Alexis Bateman, Harlee Schmitt, Zahira Rico, and Kenadi Stacey eat locally grown potatoes for lunch this week. Photo by Diane Silberstein

More than 4,000 students were treated to locally grown, organic potatoes this month during the “Feed A Farmer” events in Klamath County School District cafeterias.

The event, designed to teach youth about their food and who grows it for them, invited area growers into the schools to “talk potatoes” with students during lunch. The potatoes were provided by Cal-Ore Produce, which represents five area farming families. In all, Cal-Ore donated 43 cases – about 4,500 organic russet potatoes — that were served baked, mashed, roasted and in potato salad at lunch.

A drop in demand and increase in gasoline stocks are sending pump prices lower in time for the busy holiday travel season.

For the week, the national average for regular dips two cents to $2.55 a gallon. The Oregon average drops five cents to $3.07. This is the seventh-largest weekly decline in the nation. Oregon also has the third-largest monthly decline in the nation with a drop of 20 cents. After 12 weeks, Hawaii bumps California as the most expensive state, while California slips to second place. Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Alaska and Arizona round out the top seven. Oregon is fifth most expensive for the 22nd week in a row.

Around the region

A car crashed into a school bus, injuring six children in Grants Pass yesterday morning. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said police and fire responded to the crash on highway 199 in Grants Pass at 9AM yesterday.

The bus with approximately 35 children was headed on a field trip when a 31-year-old driver in a Hyundai Sonata failed to stop for a red light in time and hit the bus from behind at about 35 mph. Six children who complained of pain were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police who say the driver of the car was issued a citation for following too closely.

After several weeks of surveillance and investigation of a suspected commercial drug enterprise the Redmond Police Street Crimes Unit with assistance from the Criminal Investigations Unit, Patrol Division, and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement, conducted a search warrant at a residence in Redmond.

During the search of the residence, officers located 125 grams of methamphetamine, drug packaging materials, money, a loaded handgun, and stolen property. The residence is less than 1000 feet from a school. The investigation led to 39 year old Dustin Steers, a Redmond resident who was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School, and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School. He was arrested at his residence during the search and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.

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